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Feb 18, 2013 12:00am PST
and character. i'm ashleigh banfield in for piers morgan. celebrated athlete oscar is in police custody tonight. he stands accused of horrible crime. the cold-blooded murder of his girlfriend. weeping in court as the charges are read against him, we are going to get to that case the world is talking about. coming up. but we begin with the remarkable story of the more than 4,000 people aboard the cruise ship "triumph" stranded for days. adrift at sea. cnn's martin savidge takes us through the ultimate holiday nightmare. >> reporter: fun in the sun. that's the promise of the carnival "triumph" and loves to offer a casino, disco, live entertainment, spa, swimming pools, all you can eat, and passengers expected plenty when departing galveston thursday. on sunday morning, the moment of crisis. in a flash, a fire breaks out in one of the ship's two engine rooms. a passenger shoots this cell phone video. at first the thousands aboard the ship is crippled, adrift in the middle of the gulf of mexico. but by day's end it is obvious the flighting city is almost completely powerless with nothing, backup ge
CNN
Feb 17, 2013 3:00am EST
'm ashleigh banfield in for piers morgan. joining me for an exclusive interview, birthday girl carey padilla, her mother, her close friend julie morgan and kerry's sister julie pringle all were onboard the carnival triumph of. we can all laugh about this now and say it was the cruise from hell, et cetera, but i want to take you back to the moment where this began with a fire onboard and smoke in the hallways and the ship listing to the side. was there ever a moment when you truly did believe this was an extraordinary danger? >> we have said this before. in the beginning, we thought it was very scary. then i would say within, i don't know, a half hour, an hour, we realized that our lives weren't in immediate danger anymore, and it was just going to be a matter of figuring out what we were going to do next. >> i think that's what a lot of people have said. they worried and then they didn't. i'm trying to figure out, how did it come to pass that you went from being terrified to being extremely frustrated for a number of days? >> well, i think the lack of information initially, they just kept sa
CNN
Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
at 10:00 p.m. for a special edition of "360." piers morgan tonight with ashleigh banfield starts now. >> tonight, triumph and tragedy onboard the nightmare cruise. harrowing stories from inside the crippled ship. >> we have been kept in the dark a lot. >> from the first signs of trouble to the fears they would never come home, and our exclusive with the sick passenger who was rescued at sea. >> it was hard. it was scary. it was -- oh, my god. >> plus, the other big news this week, fallen hero. the shocking story of oscar pistorius. did the paralympic superstormurder his cover girl girlfriend? the latest details on the blade runner accused of murder, and his rare up close and personal interview with piers that may surprise you. >> there are kids who look up to you. it's definitely something you have to keep in the back of your mind. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening, tonight, two stories of triumph, tragedy, strength, and character. i'm ashleigh banfield in for piers morgan. celebrated athlete oscar pistorius is in police custody tonight. the double amputee track star tu
CNN
Feb 9, 2013 10:00am PST
getting hit with the storm. our ashleigh banfield is standing in all that snow, speaking of things that are being hit by the storm and people, of course. ashleigh, what is the situation out there? you have been out there and it is -- you look cold. i got to tell you. you look really, really cold. >> reporter: you know what, i'm canadian so i dress for it and the sun is out, deb ferryerickfo i feel like i'm at a ski resort if i squint. here's the thing. i've been living that time-lapse photo from last night and lived the drive on 95 to get to fairfield, connecticut, where i am right now, from near stamford. that should take about 20 minutes. took an hour 45. we were parked because people are breaking the travel bans. not a smart idea. governor of connecticut has said this travel ban is in effect until i say so. it doesn't mean it's lifted because the sun came out. we still have problems. we still have people unable to maneuver in this gas station. in fact, the gas station operator couldn't make it into work so the guy from the night shift is still running it. he's going to shut it d
CNN
Feb 9, 2013 1:30pm PST
today. that number has now dropped. connecticut, and that's where we find our ashleigh banfield. so ashley, how is it out there? >> reporter: the sun is going down. and guess what happens when the sun goes down, deb? the temperature goes down too. and the warning here tonight is i just feel like debby downer all day. warning, warning, warning. but this is serious. the temperature is going down. with a wind chill to minus 10. in some areas of connecticut tonight. and here comes another gust with blowing snow, which makes drifts like this a problem. because no matter how many times -- watch what's coming behind me at about four seconds -- a plow. no matter how many times a plow goes by, the snow keeps drifting. so, yes, the governor lifted the travel ban a half hour ago. but he is begging people not to travel. it's the same story everywhere throughout this blizzard zone. it is a mess. have a look. the feared monster nor'easter didn't disappoint. 2 feet of snow. and in some places, plenty more. like tens of thousands of new englanders without power on saturday. >> this has been a reco
CNN
Feb 8, 2013 8:00am PST
to bring in ashleigh banfield in new york to take us through a lot of the snow, the rain, the ice, everything that will happen in the next 24 hours. ashleigh? >> reporter: you know new york too well. i look like i'm in a rainstorm, a sleet storm, i am. we're in a morphing stage right now. where these people are all trying to gorks taking the yellow cabs, maybe a visit in central park it's not going to last. it's going to get really ugly and things will shut down. they are looking to revise the transit in and out of the city. but new york has been to this before. a couple of months ago we dealt with sandy. traffic was really light into manhattan today. me thinks it's going to stay light as well. look at this guy right here. he is right now using a skimmer just to make sure that people don't skid along in the slushy mess. but he's going to have to get himself a big shovel like the rest of us. fema has already put out the warnings to new englanders. get ready. get preprayered. batteries, shovels, candles, gasoline. there are already lines for gasoline. we went through this in sandy.
CNN
Feb 8, 2013 11:00am PST
'll be with you all the way through 5:00 in the morning right here on cnn. coming up, ashleigh banfield live in connecticut. she is measuring what has been falling so far. we'll talk to her in a moment. (dog) larry,larry,larrryyy. why take exercise so seriously,when it can be fun? push-ups or sprints? what's wrong with fetch? or chase? let's do this larry! ooh, i got it, i got it! (narrator) the calorie-smart nutrition in beneful healthy weight... includes grains and real chicken, because a healthy dog is a playful dog. beneful healthy weight. find us on facebook to help put more play in your day. ♪ it was the best day ♪ ♪ it was the best day yeah! ♪ it was the best day ♪ because of you [sigh] [echoing] we make a great pair. huh? progressive and the great outdoors -- we make a great pair. right, totally, uh... that's what i was thinking. covering the things that make the outdoors great. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> we'll get you back to the blizzard in a moment. we have to talk about this manhunt under way right now in southern california. briefly we just heard
CNN
Feb 25, 2013 8:00am PST
with ashleigh banfield. >> thank you very much, carol. hello, everyone. good to have you with us. i'm ashleigh banfield. the vatican fighting off rumors of unholy scandals behind the pope's resignation as a cardinal quits under a cloud. >>> cannibalism in the courtroom. an officer, a police officer, accused of plotting to cook and eat women, and he goes on trial today. >>> and a mega trial over millions of gallons of oil spilled in the gulf. it could mean billions and billions more in fines for bp. >>> so leave it to $85 billion in spending cuts to remind people just how much the federal government matters. moments from now, president obama and vice president biden are due to meet with the nation's governors who do not need reminding that they're able to meet their payrolls, employ their citizens and their citizens largely because of washington's host. for the rest of us, the white house is pointing out how spending cuts in almost every federal program and department are going to affect each state. let's go to a couple of them. for instance, north dakota, it stands to lose funding for ten of i
CNN
Feb 9, 2013 8:00am PST
,000 flights canceled. >> and ashleigh banfield joins me now from fairfield, connecticut. i heard you on the phone. it was a white-knuckle drive just to get you there. >> reporter: marty savidge, do you know how long it took me to get to this town from where i live which is typically about a 15-minute drive? it took one hour and 45 minutes. i spent about 45 of those minutes right at the exit. when the governor says don't drive, the governor means what he says. it's really stupid for anyone else -- i was single file on 95 with a bunch of yahoos who shouldn't have been there passing wreck after wreck after wreck. not only that, very few plays could you exit or get on to the freeway because snowplows had created four-foot banks that were shut into exit. you were shut in to a gas station or shut out of a gas station on and on like that. it was single file for a long time. almost didn't make my live shot for you now. let me give you a feel for this. it is windy. it's sunny and lovely, and the snow has stopped. but because there's so much wind, it looks like it's still snowing. it's been ch
CNN
Feb 15, 2013 8:00am PST
" continues with ashleigh banfield. >> hi. let's start this way, a fireball streak into the try and slams into russia. more than 1,000 people reported hurt by the flying glass. the collapsing buildings. look at the images. li listen to the sound. we'll take you there. >>> now, also, since the 4,000 people are off that disgusting cruise ship, what happens to the ship now. >>> and that olympic athlete, oscar pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend in his own home, collapses and sobs in court. we have a lot of news happening on the ground. but the big shock and awe, falling from the sky is leading it all. i'm talking quite literally here. while you were sleeping this unbelievable scene was unfolding in southern russia. close encounters of the third kind. wow. raining down near the euro mountains, that is a meteor breaking up over the earth's atmosphere. it's like a crazy scene from a movie but it's real. make no mistake, the scenes and the light coming from a meteor as it streaks across the side. the blinding flash. the deafening explosion. caught on tape. up 1,000 people were hurt be
CNN
Feb 9, 2013 7:30am EST
's go right now to ashleigh banfield fro
CNN
Feb 9, 2013 5:00am PST
through all of what is happening with the snow that's coming down. let's go right now to ashleigh banfield from darian, connecticut. ashleigh, how are you? >> reporter: well, it is very, very snowy here, marty. i was taking the drive because the media was allowed to be on the roads last night but everybody else wasn't. between greenwich, connecticut, and darian, connecticut, on that 95 corridor as you look at your map all the way to new haven and beyond. and i have never been on a freeway like that, with five cars over the course of about a 45-minute drive, driving about 25, 30 miles an hour. if you've ever imagined 95 looking like a farmer's field, that's what it looked like, trying to make headway throughout the night. it was about 12:00 midnight, 1:00 am. just look i said, absolutely remarkable to see that people really did, for the most part, heed the travel ban warnings. that may be why we're not getting as many reports of huge traffic pileups or even accidents that might have been critical or lethal. i saw not one accident. again, i only passed five cars in total in 45 minutes. you c
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 8:00am PST
. keep the conversation going. cnn newsroom continues with ashleigh banfield. >>> carol, thanks so much. hello, everyone. first came the manifesto, and then came the murders. and now los angeles police officers are being forced to watch their backs this morning after an ex-cop allegedly made good on threats to kill fellow officers and their families. christopher dorner was fired from the force after a series of hearings in which he felt he had been wronged. and now he's threatening to quote, bring asymmetrical and unconventional warfare to any la cop on duty or off. the body count is mounting. one officer is dead. another wounded. also dead, a former officer's daughter and her fiance. we are watching this story as it continues to develop. but again, la police officers at this hour are themselves in need of protection. we are not being given a lot of details to o exactly where they've are looking for this man. but make no mistake he has a history not only in law enforcement but in military, and it's very difficult to find someone when he knows the tricks of the trade. this is no ordinary
CNN
Feb 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
all day, the blizzard in the northeast. we go to ashleigh banfield in fairfield, connecticut. how are things there? >> as the day turned into night, the temperatures are plummeting. and what started as a big snowfall story has become a snow on the ground story. the plows are still out all over this state and all over the northeast. trying to keep up with the mess that was left behind. this gas station behind me, it is dead. it is empty. not because they're out of gas, they're out of employees. no one could get here to reopen it. not only that, but the actual gas pumps just started getting too cold and wouldn't work. above this gas station is i-95 and it is chock a block like a parking lot. the problem is, even though the travel ban was lifted in connecticut today, the governor said, please, please, don't travel, we're still in emergency mode. we still need plows to get out. we still need those utility crews to get out and restore power to tens of thousands of people. trouble is, no one's listening and it is a mess up there and they are stuck. here's the other issue. six people is
CNN
Feb 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
with reagan, a hoover and a taft. presidential descendants. that's on monday. i'm ashleigh banfield. thanks for watching, everyone. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. the stories you're talking about in just a moment. but first let's get you up to speed on the day's headlines. a truck bomb killed at least 79 people in central pakistan. at least 180 others were wounded. police say the explosives were packed inside a water tanker and detonated by remote control. the attack was the latest in an ongoing campaign of violence against muslim shiites in the region. >>> cardinals could meet sooner than thought to decide on a new pope. benedict xvi steps down at the end of the month. >>> an idaho man could get a year in federal prison for smacking a toddler on a recent delta flight. according to court paperers, joe ricky hundley he used the "n" word and slapped the 2-year-old when the boy started crying as the play descended into atlanta. he faces a federal assault charge. >>> from 130 miles an hour to 0 in the blink of an eye. it happened friday night in iowa during a high-speed chase. the police o
CNN
Feb 17, 2013 3:00am PST
'm are ashleigh banfield, thanks for watching, everyone. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend" good to see you and here we go, again. more snow plablanketing the easn u.s. causing massive pileups. >>> new details of oscar pistorius what his family is telling us about the super star. >>> do you know who is turning 50? a look back at the man, the legend, michael jordan. it is sunday, february 17th. >>> good morning to you. getting up early today. i'm christi paul in for randi kaye. i want to start with you in vatican city for a beginning and end of sorts here. pope benedict xvi is residing from st. peter's square right now. this is one of the last appearances he will make as pope. on the other end of the spectrum it is audition day for some of his successors. joining me now from rome cnn international correspondent ben wedemen. ben, i want to start with pope benedict. how will he spend his last 11 days now as pope? >> well, right now what we see is a much larger crowd that he's addressing in st. peter's square. numbers as high as 150,000 people on a
CNN
Feb 17, 2013 10:00pm PST
and a hoover and a taft, presidential descendents on a state of the union. that is monday. i'm ashleigh banfield. thanks for watching, everyone. >>> history made. danica patrick the first woman to win the pole position. don't be modest, you know you made history with this. >> i don't know how the answer that. >> and flying with kids is tough, but one woman says that a boozy passenger slapped her child and then called him a racial slur. >>> the murder of john lennon and letters surfacing from his killer to the arresting officer. we are talking to the former cop. >>> and american whiskey reverses course after fans are angry over a formula change. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon and we want to get you up to speed on the day's headlines. sports history has been made today, and a boy's club no more. danica patrick has won the pole at daytona 500, and the first woman to win the pole at daytona or any sprint cup race. i interviewed danica a while ago and stay right there, and i will show you the full conversation in a few moments. >>> massive spending cuts are coming, and you should get rea
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Feb 18, 2013 1:00am PST
'm ashleigh banfield. thanks for watching, everyone. >>> history made. danica patrick becomes the first woman ever to win the pole position in nascar. don't be modest. you won this time. what are you doing this time? >> i don't know if i know how to answer that. >> she talks with me about making history. >>> and flying with kids is tough, but one woman says that a boozy passenger slapped her child and then called her a racial slur. >>> the murder of john lennon and letters surfacing from his killer to the arresting officer. we're talking to the former cop. >>> and a favorite american whiskey reverses course after fans get angry over a formula change. >>> hello, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm don lemon and we want to get you up to speed on the day's headlines. sports history has been made today, and a boy's club no more. danica patrick has won the pole at the daytona 500, breaking 196 miles an hour in one qualifying lap. she's the first woman to win the pole at daytona or any sprint cup race. i interviewed danica a while ago and stay right there, and i will show you the full conversation
CNN
Feb 21, 2013 8:00am PST
in for ashleigh banfield, the las vegas strip, one of the most famous streets in the world shut down this morning moll noling a hooting and fiery crash that left three dead and mangled cars everywhere. cnn spoke with a spokesman of the las vegas police department. >> approximately 4:20 this morning two vehicles were northbound las vegas boulevard at flamingo when one of the vehicles described as a black range rover sport fired shots into a second vehicle, a maserati, striking the driver and the passenger of that vehicle. it caused it to go out of control, continues through the intersection, striking a cab which subsequently catches on fire and then striking four additional vehicles. as a result three of the -- three of those occupants of the vehicles were transported for injuries, and the cab driver and the passenger were trapped inside the vehicle. at this time we have three confirmed deceased, two of those being the cab driver and the passenger, and the driver of the maserati. one of the occupants in the maserati was wounded from the shots. right now, what we're asking is that anyone that has i
CNN
Feb 22, 2013 8:00am PST
. i'm christine romans in for ashleigh banfield. the blade runner walks for now. a bombshell ruling in an announcement from pretoria. she swirms and tries to stick to her story. jodi arias. >>> two days away from historic daytona 500 danica patrick is on a roll. >>> oscar pistorius is getting out on bail. the blade runner will walk out of a courthouse today after days of uncertainty. his bond has been set the 1 million rand. about $100,000. he can't return to his house and must report every monday and friday to a police station. he must avoid witnesses, surrender his passport and can't go near an airport. the magistrate took two hours to explain his position and why he doesn't consider pistorius a flight risk. >> it may not necessarily be the case that he is now committed to face 15 years imprisonment or life imprisonment. i cannot find that the accused -- i cannot find that it has been established that the accused is a flight risk or that that ground has been established that is needed to be established. >> robyn curnow is live from pretoria, south africa. tell us what happened in
CNN
Feb 1, 2013 8:00am PST
for joining us today. happy super bowl sunday. i can't wait. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashleigh banfield. >>> that is one excited anchor, carol costello, i know you love your football. i'll be thinking about you on sunday. hi, everybody, it's good to have you with us. i want to take you straight to wall street. big, big story happening. stocks are surging. and i don't mean just surging, i mean to new heights. heights we haven't seen in five years. the dow hitting 14,000, just a short time ago and that's for the first time since october 2007. yes, you can say hooray. today's rally thanks in part to the january jobs report which just came out this morning. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. i can assume there's quite a bit of activity going on. what's it like down there? >> well, believe it or not, there was no reaction when the dow hit that 14,000 level. it hit there and pulled back a little. you see the dow now just below that at 13,999. and you know what got the dow over that sort of hump? it was that jobs report, the jobs report was very strong. it showed that 157,00
CNN
Feb 27, 2013 8:00am PST
. there will be enough lifeboats for everyone thoechlt i'm ashleigh banfield. it takes a lot to get senior lawmakers in the very same room. today we can thank rosa parks for making it happen. just take a look at this live picture as we speak, a dedication ceremony is getting under way in the u.s. capitol. it's for a statue honoring the won who refused to give up her seat on a city bus in alabama circa 1955. the nation's first african-american president is due to speak in about 40 minutes and you're going to hear from him live right here on cnn and you can follow the ceremony start to finish on cnn.com. all the dignitaries filing into the capitaocapitol. by the werek it will be a houseful with congressional leaders who will join the president. this is a big deal too. while there are many statues in the capitol there are almost none that are a congressional effort so to speak. many private funds feature statues. this is something congress has done for one of the most important women in american history. >>> but we're going to start with multitudes staying good-bye to a pope. he gives up and resigns th
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